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2010 Honda CBR1000RR First Look

Friday, September 4, 2009
Honda’s 2010 CBR1000RR gets a few more tweaks as compared to its little brother the CBR600RR. Although it does get the same BNG (Bold New Graphics) treatment, the Winged Warriors also increased the diameter of the flywheel, adding weight to it for more inertia, presumably for better low-rpm torque and smoother running just off idle. A redesigned license plate assembly makes for quicker removal for those wishing to hit the track, while the muffler cover is now redesigned for improved looks. The new colors include Pearl Orange/Light Metallic Silver and an updated Red/Black on the base model. As for the C-ABS model, it’s only available in Black. This caps the changes for the big-bore CBR, a bike which has now won the Motorcycle-USA Superbike Smackdown two years running. With Aprilia and BMW entering liter-class wars for ‘10 it should be interesting to see if the mighty Honda can stay on top with only a small host of changes. Stay tuned…


Courtesy of Honda
2010 Honda CBR1000RR
Why mess with a good thing? Honda doesn't change much with its Superbike CBR1000RR.

CBR1000RR 

How do you improve upon the machine rated best by one magazine after the other, a revolutionary literbike that’s the lightest, best handling, most compact and highest performing sportbike to be found? Last year we made the CBR1000RR available with our high-tech electronically controlled Combined ABS for the ultimate in sophisticated sportbike braking performance, and the new 2010 model adds engine changes that provide an even smoother power delivery.


New for 2010

- Increased-diameter flywheel for more inertia and improved performance.

- Redesigned license plate stay for easier removal on track days.

- New muffler cover for enhanced appearance.

- Exciting new colors: Pearl Orange/Light Metallic Silver and Red/Black. C-ABS model available in Black only.


2010 Honda CBR1000RR Specifications:

Model: CBR1000RR / CBR1000RR C-ABS

Engine Type: 999cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder

Bore and Stroke: 76mm x 55.1mm

Compression ratio: 12.3:1

Valve Train: DOHC; four valves per cylinder

Induction: Dual Stage Fuel Injection (DSFI)

Ignition: Computer-controlled digital transistorized with 3-D mapping

Transmission: Close-ratio six-speed

Final Drive: #530 O-ring–sealed chain

Suspension
Front: 43mm inverted HMAS cartridge fork with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability; 4.3 inches travel
Rear: Unit Pro-Link HMAS single shock with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability; 5.4 inches travel

Brakes
Front: Dual radial-mounted four-piston calipers with full-floating 320mm discs
Rear: Single 220mm disc; Honda Electronic Combined ABS

Tires
Front: 120/70ZR-17 radial
Rear: 190/50ZR-17 radial

Wheelbase: 55.4 inches
2010 Honda CBR1000RR
After consecutive wins in Motorcycle USA's Superbike Smackdown, the Honda CBR1000RR doesn't need a facelift.

Rake: 23.3°

Trail: 96.2mm (3.8 inches)

Seat Height: 32.3 inches

Fuel Capacity: 4.7 gallons, including 1.06-gallon reserve

Colors:
CBR1000RR: Pearl Orange/Light Metallic Silver, Red/Black
CBR1000RR C-ABS: Black

Curb Weight*: 439 pounds (CBR1000RR) / 461.7 pounds (CBR1000RR C-ABS)

*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel--ready to ride.

Meets current EPA standards.

California version meets current California Air Resources Board (CARB) standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
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Comments
Dallas -Ugly...but  December 19, 2010 02:05 PM
CBR went yuck after the 07!
John -Killer Bike  October 13, 2010 07:23 PM
I Own a 2008 CBR1000RR and love it. The reason I bought this bike is because when you listen too the pro riders its the most forgiving of all the new liter production bikes. Thats really important riding on the street. I,m 6"2 220 and its really comfortable too ride.
tim -Honda Bloke  August 11, 2010 07:11 AM
hey YZF R1 mate you need to come out of that life sized closet in which you live because there is so much better than R1s getting round!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
as they say, wake up and smell the coffee mate!!!!!!!!!
longevitytitle -THE R1 HAS A DADDY...........  July 8, 2010 08:10 PM
and it's name is the MR. CBR 1000RR my friend!!! I love all the talk! BUT; if you guys (R1 guys) will just go get on a new CBR you'll have a little better ideal what you're talking about!!
You may not like the way it looks but that ass-end is sexxxy!!AND THAT IS about all you'll see.....unless you're out on the town with a frind that has one.

So say hi to your pops if you see him out
jon -urban tiger  June 16, 2010 07:52 PM
RR might be road racing too
jon -urban tiger  June 16, 2010 07:49 PM
to YZF R1 - STUPID ARTICLE
just to show how you follow motogp properly . the yamaha m1 is an inline 4 not a twin .
maybe if you dont speak people wont notice that you re makin a fool out of yourself
pitbull -r1 man  April 18, 2010 11:42 PM
u need know the 1000rr this is not the same cbr anymore i took my 09 1000 and kicked many r1 asses and not only that my 10 year 929 kicked their asses too.


pitbull -r1 man  April 18, 2010 11:15 PM
u must be drunk or mad crazy we heard so much about this Rong-one (r1) you dont no shit about the 1000rr so much up grade. i hope you dont race someone with 1000rr who knows how race cause sounds like your gonna get your ass kicked.
YZF R1 -STUPID ARTICLE  April 7, 2010 06:11 AM
NO COMMENT BOUT THIS. THIS STUPID CBR MUST BE THROWN ON THE BIG MATTRESS BACK THERE. R1 WILL EAT IT ALIVE. R1 IS STILL THE BEST SUPER BIKE. NAH ! CBR IS JUST A VERY CREATIVE BIKE. IT GOT LOTS OF NICE COLOR SCHEMES. BUT I STILL PREFER YAMAHA R1. BLADE IS JUST A GARBAGE BEER CANS IN THE GARAGE. WELL , ZX10R IS EVEN BETTER THAN THIS !!!!!! . . . YZF R1 IS A RACE TRACK ORIENTED BIKE. JUST LIKE IT'S BIG TWIN ON THE TRACK, THE YZR M1. COME ON, DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME RESEARCHING FOR A M*THERF**KER MACHINE. CBR IS JUST A CONFUSED LOSER AFTER ALL.
derrick -r1 just dont have the speed  March 27, 2010 07:36 PM
honda is now the best again r1 shouldn't be talk about in the sentence with the 1000RR.
Rocky -Lets be realistic  March 25, 2010 06:43 PM
every year, the bikes get better. i've been riding rockets for about 18 years now. i currently own the CBR1000RR and love it very much. however, it isnt very often i get to tap the full potential of the bike due to not living around a track. having said that, take a moment to sit back and really think if you yourself have the availability, skills and talent to tap the full potential of any of these liter bikes? be honest with yourself. dont feel threatened. its ok.
now that you are being honest with yourself, do you really think one horsepower here or 2 pounds lighter there is going to make a difference on what bike you choose? regardless of what bike you choose, ur probably gonna get beat by a better rider anyway. so relax with the smack talk about how ur R1 is better, cuz im sure there is a 600 rider out there that will take ya anyway.
as far as the 2010 CBR looks go...eeek thats ugly, but i sure love the quality ive gotten from all my CBR's. (900RR is still my favorite though)
Alex -Whatever works for u  March 11, 2010 02:40 AM
09 R1 is no where near the blade in every aspects. I'd always had R1s till I rode a blade, I traded in my 1 month old R1 for a blade.
Alex -Whatever works for u  March 11, 2010 02:40 AM
09 R1 is no where near the blade in every aspects. I'd always had R1s till I rode a blade, I traded in my 1 month old R1 for a blade.
OMONEY -RABBIT  March 2, 2010 01:45 PM
IT SUCK'S NOT FEELIN G'SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
dufie -Mr  March 1, 2010 08:35 AM
The CBR is still the best crotch rocket on the streets. I've riden them all and the cbr is by far the most forgiven, stylish and gets heads turning.
Thomas -sir  January 25, 2010 04:44 AM
So Steve wrote: where would the R1 be without that cross plane crank & all the fancy electronics that Yamaha have thrown at it ? thought: so HONDA does not use lots of electronics? And is it not sold as a 100bhp bike limited electronically? The HESD is not an electronic steering damper? C-ABS is not electronic?
showmak -Price  January 24, 2010 12:42 AM
How much it's expected?
Steve - 2010 Honda HRC CBR1000RR -CBR vs R1  January 21, 2010 12:24 PM
There seems to be a lot of bitching on this forum.Lets get down to the facts.Isle of man TT. HM Plant Honda wipes the floor with all makes.This is the best road race on the planet. The leader on the CBR was so far ahead until his chain came off & his team mate on another CBR took the title.The Honda for me is definately top of the league. Just think for a second ! where would the R1 be without that cross plane crank & all the fancy electronics that Yamaha have thrown at it ? Lets just see what happens to the R1 when Honda delve into installing all the mighty electronics to its flagship.
Mcguire -sewer rat  January 16, 2010 04:28 AM
The new color packages on the CBR's are beautiful. I only have 1 complaint about the bikes. Im 6'4" and 230 lbs. and when I sat on one it is just too tiny (so is a R1 by the way). The only 1000 sportbike I have found that fits is the Aprilia Mile, so that is what I ride. We Americans on average are a bit bigger than most people (size 13 dogs here)so racing and winning is not very likely for me anyway. I do enjoy the sport but on the sportsman level only. That lowers the risk factor a bit also.
JACK CURRY -OUTSTANDING TRACK BIKE  January 13, 2010 04:29 PM
I HAVE HAD NOW THREE CBR'S 2004, 2006 AND NOW A 2008 EVERY YEAR THEY HAVE GOTTEN BETTER.THE BIKE IS AN GREAT TRACK BIKE WITH SUPERIOR HANDLING AND GREAT POWER.THE BIKE IS A GREAT BIKE FOR SOMEONE STEPING UP FROM A 600 TO A 1000. THE BIKE HANDLES LIKW A 600.i have YAMAHA R6,DUCATI 1098R AND THE CBR 1000RR 2008 THE CBR IS THE BEST TRACK BIKE HANDS DOWN. I HIGHLY RECCOMMEND THIS BIKE. THIS YEAR I WILL BE TRADING IN MY 2008 FOR A 2010 WITH ABS AS I SAID THEY KEEP GETTING BETTER !!!!!!
HAPPY MOTORING
The Swede -No duh  January 12, 2010 05:33 AM
The Isle of Man is big proof that the CBR is a far better bike than the R1. I believe that the 2010 also has about 2 more horsepower than the gixxer, and the R1 is nowhere close. I have a 06 CBR600RR and I love it. Ive had R6's before and its nowhere near as much fun. Why even read an article about a CBR if youre going to get on here and brag about R1s. And look up John McGuiness if youre going to talk about riding skill. Broke the track record at Isle of Man, very next lap he broke his own record again. Thats skill.
Honda CBR is good -but the R1 is the best  December 24, 2009 03:09 AM
R1 is my dream bike too!!
max -Honda CBR is good but the R1 is the best  December 8, 2009 03:28 AM
R1 is the best bike i have ever seen. It is my dream bike and i will buy it one day.
jason -still a great bike  November 11, 2009 10:28 PM
Everyone knows people have their preferences when it comes to bikes and manufacturers. Honda still has proved to lead the way in many inovations, still i don't care too much for the body work, but under that ugly skin is a very bad ass bike.
voltus5 -ugly  October 19, 2009 11:55 PM
the bike is still ugly looking, who designed it a gay guy or a women, cause this bike is for a women it does not have that sporty look for a guy, i will rather stick with my cbr
KidNam US129 -CBR1000rr  October 16, 2009 06:47 PM
So you dont think the CBR1000rr is the Best? Check out The Isle of Man TT. 1st - 5th place. Now if you dont know what this race is your a fool. This race is a true road race on real streets through towns and the mountains at speeds up to 200mph. Yes I do have a 08CBR1000rr. Now I have been riding for 30+ years and have had all makes and CC size.This CBR turns as fast as a 600. Has liter bike Power! I also have been on the other makes of bikes on The Tail The Dragon/Deals Gap. When you put your leg over it. Get your Knee Down! Talk about Smooth as Silk and Pure Horror Show!
Honduh -Typing it doesn't make it so  October 10, 2009 05:53 PM
Jerry says "the R1 is the bike to beat this year, want proof?"

Yes.

Jerry says "its bike of the year, won many awards and shootouts"

Got proof?


LOL
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T-REX -Moto GP  October 3, 2009 04:48 PM
If Rossi was an a CBR I'm Honda would be taking MotoGP. Got an '08 Fireblade. The bike has a super cormfort factor when leaning. I dare to say its easier to turn and more comfortable than my ZX6R. Best factory bike made on the planet and it was less than a ducati.
Fast Eddie. -cbr  September 28, 2009 07:20 PM
screw all those rice rockets.i am going for some pasta speed.ever heard of 1098R OH YEAH BABY!!
Jase -Awesome bike  September 23, 2009 07:15 AM
Who cares who is winning WSBK and MotoGP? It comes down to rider skill and Yamaha have the better riders. At those levels all the machines are so close, its who pilots it. For the street this bike kicks ass, awesome machine period.
Speedjunkie -Reply to Simon  September 10, 2009 09:34 AM
The RR stands for racing replica. It means that if the brand is not winning that much,sales are hurt. No one likes a loser ! Sorry. I guess that was Jerry`s point.
Simon -Reply to Jerry  September 10, 2009 01:02 AM
You dufas, not everyone rides at motoGP level, that's why the Fireblade suits the masses and wins street bike shootouts. Its good across a broad range of categories. You are so Yamaha blinded. I can say that because I have owned bikes from both of these quality manufacturers!
Speedjunkie -Better looking CBR Style (Way to go Honda)  September 7, 2009 07:38 PM
Even thou I was never a Honda fan I like the new(since 2008) round face of the CBR, reminds me of Moto GP bikes. In my opinion the graphics would be perfect if there were no orange on top of the gray parts just the ends. Good looking bike anyway. Too bad Yamaha is winning both Moto GP and WSBK championships. I guess the difference is in the pilots` talent.
Jerry -Honda has some catching up to do  September 7, 2009 12:30 PM
Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki better come up with a liter bike that can keep up with the R1, the R1 is the bike to beat this year, want proof? just ask every true racer, its bike of the year, won many awards and shootouts, but most important at the highest level of racing World superbike champion to be the R1, suzuki, honda and kawasaki are getting their azzes kicked all over the world by yamaha , not only the r1 but the R6 as well. and motogp champion, and josh hayes recent success in AMA superbike.
JI knew it - no big change unti 2012  September 4, 2009 10:42 PM
Well i guess i am keeping m 2006 CBR tail exhaust I love my bike. Not to say that bike isn't great but to small i like the R1, but only like Honda's quality not only if we could get an R1 in Honda quality. or the GXR in Honda quality. No more smaller bike it is already to small and make a yellow every year.